Ulster's All Black tighthead prop John Afoa has been cited for a dangerous tackle made in the European Cup quarterfinal against Munster on Sunday.
Afoa is alleged to have carried out the tackle on Munster fullback Felix Jones during the second half of the match at Thomond Park. The complaint was made by Citing Commissioner, Peter Larter (England).
Jean-Nöel Couraud (France) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer to hear the complaint, and the hearing will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 12 April.
Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the player’s feet are off the ground.
Under the IRB Recommended Sanctions for Offences Committed within the Playing Enclosure, Law 10.4 (j) carries the following penalties: Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 6 weeks; Top End: 10+ to 52 weeks.
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